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attributive Used for emphasis, or to express annoyance.‘the watch was a bleeding copy’as submodifier ‘she looks so bleeding bored all day’
damned, damn, damnable, wretched, accursed, rotten, horribleView synonyms
- ‘Then, with a small smile she said, ‘I don't give a bleeding damn, my dear sir.’’
- ‘Whatever made that bleeding woman conclude such a thing?’
- ‘It was only some people, like her bleeding boyfriend and father.’
- ‘There were signs on Thursday that Shell's maddening myopia when it comes to the bleeding obvious is still not completely cured.’
- ‘We had meandered off on a circuitous journey of legal ground-breaking to reach the bleeding obvious.’
- ‘Why, oh why, can't they have separate queues for people who are going to take bleeding ages and those who are able to complete their transactions quickly and without fuss?’
- ‘Online personality quizzes, jokey viral e-mails, and now a bleeding chatroom, of all things!’
- ‘A very annoying problem and I gave him some leeway as he seemed fairly intelligent, and that's bleeding annoying.’
- ‘Six bloody hundred and twenty-bleeding-eight people sunning themselves in Athens at our expense!’
- ‘Why must we folk who live in mild old Britain have to put up with competing in every major bloody city during a bleeding heatwave anyway?’
- ‘Scotland Yard has signed a deal with messaging outfit Buongiorno to state the bleeding obvious to the capital's residents.’
- ‘You think Gordon Ramsay spends 14 hours in the operating theatre before he makes supper for a whole bleeding family?’
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